Vaping Patients May Be Prone to Relapse, C.D.C. Warns

Health officials are warning doctors to more closely monitor patients with severe lung damage caused by vaping, because some have relapsed or died shortly after being sent home from the hospital. The recommendations are part of four new reports about the nationwide outbreak of severe illnesses from vaping, which has hospitalized 2,506 people and killed…

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Alzheimer’s Tests Soon May Be Common. Should You Get One?

Not long ago, the only way to know if someone had Alzheimer’s disease was to examine the brain in an autopsy. That is changing — and fast — with brain scans and spinal taps that can detect beta amyloid, the telltale Alzheimer’s protein. There is a blood test on the horizon that can detect beta…

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Four Breakfasts as Festive as the Season

With all the joyful chaos of the holidays — the presents, the parties, the cookies, the big, boozy dinners — it can be easy to forget about the most important meal of the day: breakfast. There’s a good chance you might have houseguests who need to be fed en masse. Or maybe you’re hosting a…

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Medical News Today: What to know about the Moro reflex?

The Moro reflex, or startle reflex, refers to an involuntary motor response that infants develop shortly after birth. A Moro reflex may involve the infant suddenly splaying their arms and moving their legs before bringing their arms in front of their body. Doctors often check for the Moro reflex during the first few postdelivery examinations.…

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Robert Moir, 58, Dies; His Research Changed Views on Alzheimer’s

Robert D. Moir, a Harvard scientist whose radical theories of the brain plaques in Alzheimer’s defied conventional views of the disease, but whose research ultimately led to important proposals for how to treat it, died on Friday at a hospice in Milton, Mass. He was 58. His wife, Julie Alperen, said the cause was glioblastoma,…

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Medical News Today: What is the relationship between depression and sleep?

Sleep and depression can affect each other. Being excessively tired can have a significant impact on a person’s mental well-being, while someone experiencing depression may have trouble sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), when a person struggles with a sleep disorder, their symptoms of depression are more likely to be severe. This article…

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Sutter Health to Pay $575 Million to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

Sutter Health, the large hospital system in Northern California, said Friday that it had agreed to pay $575 million to settle claims of anti-competitive behavior brought by the California state attorney general as well as unions and employers. In addition to the settlement amount — which will go to compensate employers, unions and the state…

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Love Letter: A Subway Crush Remembered

[This is the Love Letter newsletter. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. ] There is absolutely nothing that can prepare you for the sudden death of a loved one. Survivors are often plagued with unanswered questions and unimaginable grief. In this week’s Modern Love essay, writer Zoe Fishman, who met and married…

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A Bar Revered for Its Old-Fashioned Charm and Witty Murals

In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have defined cool for decades, from time-honored restaurants to unsung dives. At the Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel on 76th and Madison, a little girl in a red dress with a white lace collar stands by the grand piano, and,…

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Vienna Ballet Academy Removes Leader’s Power After Abuse Scandal

LONDON — The Vienna State Opera on Friday removed all responsibilities from Simona Noja-Nebyla, the managing director of its historic ballet academy. The move came just days after an independent commission said the academy had endangered the well-being of its students. The academy had given its students “insufficient medical and therapeutic care,” the commission, which…

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